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Handcrafted Flowers Course

Regular price $175.00 AUD

Discover a unique range of flowers to add to your headpieces and hats. This course teaches you how to use a variety of straws and materials to make gorgeous flowers with range of techniques to complement your millinery style. Create 28 unique floral techniques that require no additional tools. Lessons also include flower patterns.

With over 50 years of hat making experience and decades of teaching millinery, Elaine Mergard’s mission is to help create the next generation of milliners by teaching techniques enabling each student to develop their unique creativity.

At the 2017 Hats Off to Adelaide Millinery Conference, Elaine was honoured by her peers and was inducted into the Millinery Association of Australia ‘Hall of Fame’ for her contribution to millinery in Australia and beyond.
WHAT YOU GET
• 5 creative online video lessons
Unlimited lifetime Lesson access on any modern device
• Learn to make floral trims with dozens of techniques
4+ hours of comprehensive video tuition
• Correspondence with tutor to answer lesson questions

LESSON PLAN

FLOWER STAMENS
The focus of any flower is the centre as the eye looks directly at the middle then follows outward to peruse the petals. Learn various methods of creating interesting centres to your flowers using stamens, or beads or treasures from your craft box.
STRAW FLOWERS
Women love the floral touch to hats and headwear as they give such a feminine look. Learn to use sinamay straw or parisisal straw to create eight different styled flower trims. Each flower will give your hat or fascinator an individual personality.
FASHIONED STRAW FLOWERS
Amongst the new sinamay straw roses and lilies we create a large sculptured Parisisal rose. The larger flowers will lend themselves to be the dominant feature of your trim or fascinator. Learn to add wire stems to the daisies so you can give the trim a three-dimensional effect.

FABRIC FLOWERS

Choose heavy satins and silks or transparent organzas to display a variety of floral inclusions on your new headwear. Learn several methods to add wire to bring your petals to life. Your clients will appreciate your eye for detail as you co-ordinate the trim with the fabric of their outfit.

TRADITIONAL FABRIC FLOWERS

Fabrics used range from satins to fine silk organza or polyester ribbon. The addition of wire helps to give flowers shaping. Learn to restore vintage flowers and add new life to boring commercial flowers. These will be a great addition to all your headwear.

VARIETY OF INSTRUCTION
Be inspired by millinery tuition that covers practical technical skills, creative techniques and industry knowledge.
UNLIMITED LESSON ACCESS
You have unlimited lesson access to all your lessons so you can return to modules and recap on specific skills.
LESSON ASSISTANCE
Lesson support includes online contact with tutor Elaine Mergard to ask lesson specific questions and feedback.

Handcrafted Flowers Course

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Product Kit - Discounted materials for this course.

Handcrafted Flowers Course

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES

Millinery Product Kit - Discounted materials for this course.